Corn Piece resident among three now in Clarendon COVID isolation ward

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Health authorities in Clarendon have isolated three patients overnight, who turned up with flu-like symptoms. One of the patients is reported to have interacted with the 79-year-old man from Corn Piece in the parish who died two days ago from complications with the COVID-19.

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Corn Piece lockdown - Elderly man who interacted with COVID-19 casualty fears for life as Clarendon district quarantined

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An elderly man from Corn Piece Settlement in Clarendon could be one of many contacts the Ministry of Health will be following in relation to the traveller from New York who was confirmed as Jamaica’s first fatality of COVID-19. The community was…

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NHT relief - Sweetener for new borrowers, 100,000 mortgagors to benefit from rate cut

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With the COVID-19 pandemic turning its screws on the Jamaican economy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced a stimulus package to reduce interest rates by one percentage point to new National Housing Trust (NHT) borrowers while…

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COVID-19 warning

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday gave an ominous warning that cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica could surge, based on what has occurred in other countries. “From the data, and looking at the experience of other countries, it is my duty to prepare…

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Principal: Declare Easter, summer breaks now - Calls for school to resume in June

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Principal of Old Harbour High School, Lynton Weir, has suggested that schools proceed on the Easter and summer breaks should COVID-19 sweep Jamaica. All infant, primary, and secondary schools, as well as tertiary institutions, have been ordered…

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US advisory grinds tourism to a halt – Bartlett - US advisory final nail in coffin as more hotels close in Jamaica

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In a grim assessment of the aviation industry’s tailspin, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said yesterday that traditional tourism as “we know it” is coming to a screeching halt. The minister, who was responding to a United States Department of…

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Laid-off hotel staff gets parting gift

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WESTERN BUREAU: The uncertainty that comes with lay-offs has been eased for the 115 members of staff at Sunset at the Palms in Negril as the hotel closes its doors in the wake of COVID-19. The 86-room resort, owned and operated by Ian Kerr and his…

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PM blasts ‘weak fences’ after deejay’s immigration spat

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday criticised as “weak fences” Jamaican travellers who give incomplete or wrong information to immigration officials. His broadside during his Budget Debate presentation in Parliament came 24 hours after a voice…

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COVID-19 giving Hanover economy a beating – chamber president

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WESTERN BUREAU: Most business operators in the western parish of Hanover are reportedly experiencing a major slowdown because of the incidence of COVID-19 though supermarkets are seeing a spike in business from panic-buying. Gare Whittaker,…

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Garbage another front line in virus fight

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Dwayne Gordon is a resident of Riverton Meadows who is engaged in scrap-metal trading. The bulk of the items he trades for cash are salvaged from the community dump that hoovers up all the solid waste generated in the Corporate Area. But when…

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